Arkansas - Preventive health screenings in ES—vision: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses vision screening.

2017 Arkansas Code 6-18-1501. Vision Screenings

(a) (1) (A) (i) Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, all children in prekindergarten (preK), kindergarten (K), grades one (1), two (2), four (4), six (6), and eight (8) and all transfer students shall receive an eye and vision screening.

  * (ii)  This requirement applies to public schools and public charter schools. 

* (B)

  * (i)  The Department of Education shall ensure the provision of all general revenues necessary to access federal funds for eye and vision screenings for all qualified federal healthcare program recipients.

  * (ii)  The school district shall be responsible for all remaining costs associated with eye and vision screenings. 

* (C)  Nothing in this subchapter shall preclude voluntary screening of any educational grade or preclude the referral of any child regardless of grade who the teacher or school nurse feels should be screened or examined.
  • (2) The responsibility for the enforcement of this section rests equally with each school district or public charter school and the parent or guardian of the child

Arkansas 005 15 CARR 021 Vision Screening Report

4.0 VISION SCREENINGS / APPROVED INSTRUMENTS

  • 4.01 Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, all children in pre-kindergarten (PK), kindergarten (K), grades one (1), two (2), four (4), six (6), and eight (8), and all transfer students shall receive an eye and vision screening.

  • 4.02 This requirement applies to public schools and charter schools.

  • 4.03 Nothing in this act shall preclude voluntary screening of any educational grade or preclude the referral of any child, regardless of grade, whom the teacher or school nurse feels should be screened or examined.

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